6 Things to Know About Shin Splints

Shin Splints: Treatment and Prevention

If you've ever had a shin splint, you know all about this unique shooting pain. "Shin splint" is the everyday name for tibial stress syndrome—pain and tenderness in the shinbone (tibia) in the front of your leg. Shin splints happen when there's too much stress on this bone and tissues in your lower leg. The good news about shin splints is there are ways to treat the pain and keep the condition from happening again. Here are key things to help you cope with and prevent shin splints.

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Medical References

  1. Mayo Clinic. Shin Splints. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/shin-splints/home/ovc-20215288
  2. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Shin Splints. http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00407
  3. American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Shin Splints. https://www.foothealthfacts.org/conditions/shin-splints


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